At the beginning of the summer, I read an autobiography about a woman who lost her sense of scent, and how profoundly it effected her. Since then, I've been paying more attention to--and appreciating--the aromas in my everyday world, especially right now, those associated with summer.
For me, the number one scent of summer, going all the way back to my earliest? Chlorine!
Followed by the sun tanning lotion that I used as a kid--no, not sunblock, back then we were TRYING to burn!
On a more recent note, this scent makes me think of the beach in Italy:
Vendors carry around peeled chunks in ice chests calling out, "Coca Bella!" which I imagine to mean "Pretty Coconut!" In any case, I'm a total goner for it whenever I'm there, so it has a strong summer association for me now.
How about you? What scents make you think of summer, either now or all year long?
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